October 12, 2018 / 8:02 PM / 2 months ago

FACTBOX-Over 940,000 U.S. customers without power after Michael

    Oct 12 (Reuters) - More than 940,000 homes and businesses on the U.S. East Coast were
without power on Friday after Hurricane Michael and its remnants moved from Florida to Virginia,
according to local power companies.
    Some customers in the hardest hit parts of Florida may have to wait weeks for power to be
restored, the utilities said.
    In total, Michael caused over 2.6 million outages since hitting the Florida Panhandle on
Wednesday as a Category 4 storm with maximum sustained winds of 155 miles per hour (250
kilometers per hour).
    Southern Co's Gulf Power unit said it could take weeks to restore power in the
hardest hit parts of Florida like the Panama City area. In Georgia, Southern's Georgia Power
unit said it expected to restore service to most customers over the next couple of days with
those in the hardest hit areas by Oct. 16.
    Duke Energy Corp said its roughly 6,000 workers have restored power to more than
half of the estimated 670,000 customers who lost power in the Carolinas. The company, however,
said some outages in the hardest hit areas could take several days to repair.
    The following table lists major outages according to utility companies:
    
 Power Company                     State/Prov    Out Now         Served 
                                      ince                    
 Duke - Carolinas                    NC, SC         252,000      4,040,000
 Dominion                            NC, VA         231,900      2,610,600
 Georgia co-ops                        GA           115,800      2,000,000
 Southern - Gulf Power                 FL           100,000        457,100
 City of Tallahassee                   FL            69,100        113,000
 Southern - Georgia Power              GA            54,600      2,441,300
 Talquin Electric Co-op                FL            44,200         52,000
 North Carolina Electric Co-ops        NC            30,900        950,000
 Duke - Florida                        FL            25,700      1,800,000
 AEP - Appalachian Power           WV, VA, TN        10,900      1,033,600
 FirstEnergy - New Jersey              NJ              1,200     1,112,500
 Rappahannock Electric Co-op           VA             2,700        165,000
 Southern Maryland Electric Co-op      MD                500       160,000
 Exelon - PECO                         PA                500     1,635,400
                                                                          
                                     Total          940,000               
 
    
 (Reporting by Karen Rodrigues, Swati Verma in Bengaluru and Scott DiSavino in New York)
  
 
 
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